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Zimbabwe Poaching Part 1 & 2

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#1 Zimbo_Mukiwa


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:45 PM

Zim Poaching
Date:17 October 2010 07:00
Producer: Neil Shaw Show:Carte Blanche

Charles Brightman (Vic Falls Anti-Poaching Unit): 'There's no hiding that Zimbabwe's been through some hardships over the last ten years or so. And people have capitalised on that... harsh economic times, political instability as it were. But it makes us that much more stronger to say, 'Right, enough is enough, and we're not going to let this happen; and we're going to do what we can, as best as we can, to fight it.''
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You have to scroll through the video list to see Zim Poaching part 1 and part 2 videos

...sorry GW, can you move this to Zimbabwe section. My mistake.

Edited by Zimbo_Mukiwa, 18 October 2010 - 09:48 PM.

Zimbo_Mukiwa "Protecting Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people!"
"Given the right help, even the rarest creatures can return from the brink. If we show the will, nature will find the way."
"wildlife cannot be saved singly; you have to protect their constant environment, which includes protecting all forms of their prey/food sources from poaching activities and their home ranges being invaded by human population explosion. It is about protecting their environment."

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

Done, as I said on Facebook, very depressing, Zim will take so long to recover, when eventually Mugabe's regime is over - but when over, who will control the war vets? (So called some of them). How will law and order be re-established? Will they want to collaborate with conservationists? Is bribery with money the only way to get them to lay down arms and stop the wildlife slaughter? Is there enough money to counter that of the criminal poaching syndicates? There are people doing very fine work, of all creeds and backgrounds in Zim and I have the utmost respect for them. I wish I was in a position to finance more of their work.

The question is, once Mugabe is gone, how to return Zim to the way it was. It is going to be a hard path, and it will probably never be the same. To much damage has already been done. What do you think Zimbo? What are your thoughts from the field...

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:44 AM

Zimbo, I would also be interested in your "on the ground" opinion. I get a sense that tourism is increasing again, I hope that is a good thing for the people trying to protect Zim's wildlife.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

I have the highest regard for the selfless people who have worked tirelessly and for no compensation to try and curb or slow down the decline of their natural resources. These people are true hero's fighting a losing battle in the trenches.

It is still difficult to comprehend that Mugabe has his stranglehold on the people and the country.

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